Regional Government of Madrid implements special mobility plan on occasion of MADO 2019
The Regional Government of Madrid will implement a special mobility plan on the occasion of MADO 2019 with the aim of improving the travel plans of all public transport users whilst the event is being held. The special plan, drawn up by the Regional Transport Consortium (Spanish acronym: CRTM) will be implemented from 3 to 7 July and will affect the underground, EMT metropolitan buses, intercity buses and commuter trains.
In the case of Metro de Madrid, lines, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10 and Ramal will all enjoy additional services, by up to 100% in some cases. On the first day – Wednesday, 3 July – this will affect lines 2 and 5, with additional services of up to 50% on line 2 from midnight until the close of service. The Ramal line from Ópera to Príncipe Pío will have an additional service of 100% between 22:00 and midnight, the same as on the following day – 4 July.
On Friday, 5 July, the number of trains will be increased from 22:00 until the close of service on line 2, with a 100% increase in services as from 01:00, and with a 36% increase on line 5 as from midnight. The Ramal line from Ópera to Príncipe Pío will again have an additional service of 100% in the number of trains as from 22:00. In turn, lines 1, 3 and 10A will have additional services from midnight until the close of service, of up to 100% as from 01:00 in the case of line 1.
On Saturday, 6 July, the day on which the MADO 2019 demonstration will be held between the squares in Atocha and Colón, there will be an increase in service between 16:00 and 01:00 on line 1 (up to a 94% increase), 2 (up to 73%), 4 (up to 100%) and 5 (up to 40%). The Ramal line from Ópera to Príncipe Pío will also have an additional service, of 100% between 22:00 and 01:00. Lines 3, 6, 9A and 10 will have an additional service of 33% between midnight and 01:00.
On 7 July, the number of trains will be increased on line 2 between 23:00 and 01:00, amounting to 100% as from midnight.
This increased underground service focuses on those lines with stations close to the stages where the concerts and other activities organised on the occasion of MADO 2019 will be held. This event will also lead to an additional service on up to 26 lines of the conventional EMT network, with an extra bus on each of them in the afternoon of 3, 4 and 5 July and during the full days of 7 and 8 July.
The lines affected are 6, 7, 9, 10, 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 27, 28, 32, 39, 40, 44, 52, 60, 102, 138, 146, 147, 148, E1, E3, C1 and C2. The lines to the airport will also have an additional service: line 200, with an extra bus running all day and the express line 203, with an additional three buses.
The night-time network of the EMT will also increase its offer, with up to 15 additional buses on some of the lines which will suffer changes in the point of departure since their usual location will be changed to four alternative points in the city centre: Callao (lines N16, N18, N19 N20 and N21), Atocha bus station (lines N9, N10, N11, N12, N13, N14, N15, N17, N25 and N26), Puerta de Alcalá (lines N1, N2, N3, N4,N5, N6, N7, N8, N22, N24 and the airport express 203) and Alonso Martínez (line N23).
In the case of intercity buses, the additional services will affect 24 lines on the night bus network, with planned additional services of 43% in journeys from the capital to surrounding towns and villages. Hence more than 8,000 additional seats will be made available on the nights of 5 and 6 July. Additional services will be offered during the day on a sporadic basis according to the demand.
These lines cater for all the main access corridors to the capital and will improve mobility with Madrid from the following towns and villages: Leganés, Fuenlabrada, Pinto, Valdemoro, Ciempozuelos, Getafe, Parla, Torrejón, Alcalá, Coslada, San Fernando, Velilla, Loeches, Rivas-Vaciamadrid, Arganda del Rey, Pozuelo, Majadahonda, Las Rozas, Torrelodones, Galapagar, Colmenarejo, Moralzarzal, Alcobendas, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Tres Cantos, Colmenar Viejo, Alcorcón, Móstoles and Villaviciosa de Odón.
Lastly, the Regional Transport Consortium has also coordinated with the commuter train system to provide additional services on lines C1, C2, C4 and C5. Renfe will offer a total of close to an additional 600,000 seats each day.